Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies' current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
- Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited or equivalent program.
- Graduate Record Examination General Test for applicants from non-ABET accredited programs.
- A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5 for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A = 4.00).
- Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
Students seeking the Master of Engineering degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Civil Engineering Department.
- A minimum of 30 semester credits in a major option, including the credits granted for the design project and the research leading to the design project. All credits must be pre-approved by the advisor.
- At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
- A minimum of 15-credit hours of course work.
- A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
- Preparation of a written design project approved by the faculty advisor.
- Required Courses:
Course List Code Title Credits Environmental Option CE 536 Environmental Engineering III 3 CE 537 Environmental Engineering IV 3 CHE 504 Air Pollution Control 3 CE 595 Design Project 6 Electives 15 Structures Option CE 502 Structural Stability 3 CE 503 Structural Dynamics 3 CE 555 Prestressed Concrete-Analysis and Design 3 or CE 557 Advanced Steel Design CE 595 Design Project 6 Electives 15 Transportation Option CE 517 Transportation Asset Management 3 CE 518 Pavement Engineering 3 CE 519 Sustainable Pavements 3 CE 595 Design Project 6 Elective 15 Water Resources Option CE 526 Applied Hydraulics 3 CE 524 Open Channel Hydraulics 3 CE 525 Surface Hydrology 3 or GEOE 417 Hydrogeology CE 595 Design Project 6 Electives 15 General Civil Engineering Option CE 517 Transportation Asset Management 3 or CE 518 Pavement Engineering or CE 519 Sustainable Pavements CE 502 Structural Stability 3 or CE 503 Structural Dynamics CE 526 Applied Hydraulics 3 or CE 524 Open Channel Hydraulics or CE 525 Surface Hydrology CE 536 Environmental Engineering III 3 or CE 537 Environmental Engineering IV CE 595 Design Project 6 Electives 12
Combined Degree in Civil Engineering
To encourage undergraduate engineering students to extend their studies to include a graduate degree, the College of Engineering and Mines has a combined program that permits students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in an engineering discipline. This program allows students to designate two three-credit graduate courses to count for both degrees. The selected courses must have graduate course standing and be designated when a student requests admission to the program.
Students may be admitted to the Civil Engineering Combined Degree program after the completion of 95 credit hours toward the bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.3 and before completion of the bachelor’s degree. The student is admitted to the School of Graduate Studies' on completion of 125 credit hours for the bachelor’s degree.